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187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms in Cameroon

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said on Thursday.

Election: NIS orders closure of borders from Friday noon

Ahead of Saturday’s general election, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered the closure of all borders by Friday, 12pm.

Facebook promises to fight fake election news in Africa

With elections scheduled to be held in various African countries this year, Facebook has devised mechanisms to reduce the spread of fake news, the social media giant said on Wednesday.
Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o says not ready to quit football

Four-time African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto'o, says he is not quitting football despite his contract at Qatar Sports Club expiring this summer.
Maurice Kamto

Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has reacted to Chelsea's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Samuel Eto’o: Chelsea can recover from Manchester City defeat

Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has reacted to Chelsea's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Four killed as hospital torched in Cameroon’s anglophone west

Four people died when gunmen raided a hospital and burnt it to the ground in western Cameroon where anglophone separatists have been fighting troops, witnesses and a local official said Monday.

Egypt’s Ismaily reinstated to CAF Champions League after successful appeal

Egyptian club Ismaily SC have been reinstated to this year's African Champions League after a successful appeal against their expulsion.

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m for neither President Buhari nor Atiku Abubakar; I’m for Biafra-exit referendum

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that he is not working for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election or former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in next Saturday’s election but he is in total support of a referendum for restoration of Biafra.
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WHO increases support on Lassa fever in West Africa

The World Health Organisation, on Sunday, said it has increased its efforts to support West African countries, in the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak.
Enoch Adeboye

Official: How RCCG will mark Pastor Adeboye’s 77th birthday

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) plans 77 hours of praise to celebrate the 77th birthday of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, according to its National Music Director, Pastor Kunle Ajayi.

Rights groups call for UN probe in anglophone Cameroon

Fifteen rights groups on Thursday called on the United Nations to investigate possible "serious" human rights violations in the troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon.

Official: 10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash

The Cameroon Army said on Thursday that ten armed separatists were killed and six soldiers wounded in a clash in Ndawara, a locality in the North-west of the country.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Boko Haram: 59,000 displaced in last three months – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-ravaged North-east Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months.
Morocco's coach Herve Renard speaks during a press conference at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 24, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Patrick HERTZOG | AFP

Herve Renard: Egypt, Senegal favourites to win AFCON

Two-time Africa Cup of Nations champion Herve Renard has tipped 2019 hosts Egypt and Africa's No.1 ranked team Senegal as the favourites to win this year's showpiece.
Jean de Dieu Momo

Cameroon apologises for “anti-Semitic” comments

The Cameroon government has expressed "sincere regret" to Israel over comments made by a minister who compared the Bamileke people to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany.
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Boko Haram kills six, burns houses, shops in separate attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, looting shops and burning homes, residents said on Tuesday.
Adewale Olufade

Caf to consider appeal from The Gambia over Adewale Olufade eligibility

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) will consider an appeal from over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Olufade.

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Election postponement: IPAC urges INEC to secure electoral materials

The Inter-Party Advisory Commission in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that all electoral materials distributed before the election was postponed are secured.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Pre-thumbprinted ballots may affect election credibility

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday expressed apprehension over the alleged discovery of pre-thumbprinted ballots in some parts of the country, saying it may affect credibility of the election.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

PDP asks INEC boss to resign over shift in election dates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign following the Commission’s postponement of the 2019 general election at the 11th hour.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari instigated shift in election dates to disenfranchise Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has accused his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, of being behind the postponement of this year’s general elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf upbeat on Nigeria elections

The head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, former Liberian president Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to successfully go through the general elections.